June 24, 2016
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Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park
Jane Austen

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(June 24, 2016)

Filling holes, it’s easy to see why Austen is so widely beloved, and why Mansfield Park inspires admiration. Still, the conclusion is forcibly sentimental and it’s hard to understand why staging a comedy should threaten the ruin of a family’s reputation, especially when all the neighbors are taking part.